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Poster - Health, Education vs. Arms

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The art of development

A New Internationalist round-up of development issues in the 1970s.

Where the third World is First

Anuradha Vittachi on what the developing world has to teach.

The Hundred Hour Week

A report on women and world development in the 1980s

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Diary of a Decade

by Dexter Tiranti

Billion dollar Drain

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A Spoonful of Sugar

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The Unwashed

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1970s: the decade that limped

Peter Adamson on why we’ve been trying the wrong key in the development lock.

India in Africa

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Keep this page for ten years

Ten predictions for the 1980s.

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Changing the structure

Interviews with Gamani Corea and Mahbub ul Haq

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The Marcos Syndrome

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It's been half bricks, half rocks

Talking to the poor in three continents.

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World Fiction

Fiction has entered a new era. Writers of novels and short stories are no longer writing only for their own nation or even for readers speaking their own language but are breaking national boundaries and reaching a worldwide audience. In the process authors from Africa, Asia and Latin America are winning greater prominence – and a new phenomenon identified as ‘world writing’ has emerged.

This issue of New Internationalist not only analyses these developments but also showcases four exquisite short stories as examples: ‘Fat’ by Krys Lee from South Korea; ‘In The Garden’ by FT Kola from South Africa; ‘Ghosts’ by the Cuban-American Ana Menéndez; and ‘The Lake Retba Murder’ by Efemia Chela from Zambia and Ghana.

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